~ Frequently Asked Questions ~
What is a "Celebrant" and why is that unique?
Unlike a standard officiant who shows up on the day of the event and reads a canned script, a certified Wedding Celebrant works with the couple, often weeks to months in advance, to co-create a story that will capture the spirit of their love and commitment to each other.
Can a Celebrant replace a priest, rabbi, or other leaders in a religious ceremony?
Absolutely not. Celebrants uphold high ethical standards and will not pretend to take the place of authority in religious settings: that is the domain of the leaders of that faith. Celebrants can assist if asked, but the Celebrant is more appropriate when the couple wants a unique ceremony comprised of their own words and adaptations of ritual.
So, what do I, as a Celebrant provide?
Professionally written, handcrafted ceremony specific to the couple
Unlimited ceremony script consultations and updates, generally via email
Research & resource material for unique elements incorporated into the ceremony
Consultations with your wedding or event planner, caterer, photographer, videographer, musicians, DJ, and venue staff, as needed
Rehearsal at the venue or at another agreed upon location
Officiating at ceremony (If traveling out of Jacksonville, Florida, mileage and additional costs may apply)
Notary services (for the State of Florida or in states with temporary officant programs)
Ceremony script delivered in an Itlalian leather bound keepsake journal
Post Wedding Day: Submit marriage license and email copy to couple
FLORIDA WEDDING CELEBRANT
"Your Story Made Exceptional."
Janet M. Herrick
Writing & Officiant Services
Universal Life Church Minister
Located in Northeast Florida,
but can travel to all destinations
in the US and abroad.